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SPLAWN AMPLIFICATION





http://splawnguitars.com/amps08.htm


facebook page (notice the music favorites)
https://www.facebook.com/splawnamplification


Quick run down here....


Splawn Amps are hand made and hand wired by Scott Splawn one at time. Scott started out modding Marshall amps before building his own line and continues to mod Marshalls today as well. The various models and specs can be found in the following pages. Each amp is made to order in just about any color/trim/headshell design combination listed below. Scott uses only the finest materials and hardware. You can tell just by picking it up how well it is made.

I requested permission before creating this thread and using pics from Splawn web site.


Splawn Forum (on Splawn site)
http://splawnfans.proboards38.com/index.cgi


Splawn is the 15656th most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.001%; percentile is 75.700 [SourceCBN]


History

Splawn Guitars opens for business in May of 1996.

Great article on Scott's beginnings.
http://www.musicianshotline.com/archive/dealer_spotlight/splawn_guitars.htm


August/September 2002
http://www.musicianshotline.com/archive/tech/mod_marshall.htm
"Hello tone freaks! I am Scott Splawn of Splawn Guitars. Let's talk about taking that plexi reissue that you may have picked up at a bargain and turn it in to one of your most favorite stage amps. That sweet ole classic will walk the dog with a trip to my shop and one of my modifications. Most guys are sticking some sort of overdrive pedal in the front end, using a variac to lower the voltage and an attenuator to control the volume of that loud rascal. With the Splawn mod you can achieve the classic brown sound without any of these devices. What we do is rewire the pre-amp to an all tube, four gain stage, high headroom, low noise design, loaded with rich
harmonics and sustain. No solid-state diode clipping circuit in this baby. We tailor each stage to work through out the pre-amp to achieve the desired tone. The amp will have a footswitch able rhythm channel that has the classic tone with more muscle; the lead channel pumps the amp up on steroids to achieve all those hair raising pinch harmonics with ease. We also add a footswitch able solo volume control, {placed on the front panel} to get you over the mix when it's time for your lead work. This mod has taken years of tweaking to get it dialed in for the maximum Plexi-Drive tone. If you are interested, or have any questions in having this mod
performed on your re-issue, please feel free to contact us directly at www.splawnguitars.com."


Scott sings and plays guitar in an acoustic band called 3OP.
http://www.3opmusic.com/Bio.asp
"One Cool Thing About 3OP - I make really loud amps for a living. Some huge bands are playing them now. Yet somehow I'm in an acoustic band."


Mission Statement


At Splawn Amplification, we are committed to the highest customer service standards and product reliability, due to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The way we handle day to day business revolves around this relationship. We give all the honor and glory back to the One who is fully responsible. If you have any questions or comments about this mission statement, please feel free to contact us.


Contact Us

Splawn Amplification
115 South Gaston St.
Dallas, NC 28034

For product information or general
questions please email us
scott@splawnguitars.com
Sometimes emails do not get to us so if
you do not hear back from us please call
704-922-0020


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Here is a kick ass search engine for finding used gear!
www.allofcraigs.com

Used Splawns are also sold/traded by Splawners in the Splawn forum here
http://splawnfans.proboards38.com/index.cgi?board=sales


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Models


(not including Marshall mods.)

HEY UG'rs and friends......If you have thoughts, clarifiers, questions, pics, clips, stories, please PM me and I will add.





Hand made and hand wired by Scott Splawn himself. He is a 1 man show for the most part.


Quick Rod - Original Splawn tone with 3 gears
100 watts - w/ half power switch
Channel 1 (clean) - independent EQ and gain controls
Channel 2 (overdrive) - solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode, 3 gear modes
Gears - 1st - Hot Rod Plexi, 2nd - Hot Rod 800, 3rd - Super Hot Rod 800
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Clean/Overdrive - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Mullard EL34s, Tung Sol EL34Bs


Nitro - Same as Quick Rod with more saturation and lower end for more modern tones
100 watts - w/ half power switch
Channel 1 (clean) - independent EQ and gain controls
Channel 2 (overdrive) - resonance control, solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Clean/Overdrive - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Mullard EL34s, Tung Sol EL34Bs, or Sovtek KT88s (120 watts)


Pro Mod - Same as Quick Rod but with KT88 Power tubes
100 watts - w/ half power switch
Channel 1 (clean) - independent EQ and gain controls
Channel 2 (overdrive) - solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode, 3 gear modes
Gears - 1st - Hot Rod Plexi, 2nd - Hot Rod 800, 3rd - Super Hot Rod 800
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Clean/Overdrive - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Sovtek KT88s


Super Comp - Same as Nitro but with Single channel
50 or 100 watts - w/ half power switch
Single Channel (overdrive) Version of the Nitro
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Mode - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Tung Sol EL34Bs, or Sovtek KT88s


Pro Stock - Same as Quick Rod but with single channel
100 watts - w/ half power switch
Single Channel (overdrive) - solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode, 3 gear modes
Gears - 1st - Hot Rod Plexi, 2nd - Hot Rod 800, 3rd - Super Hot Rod 800
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Gear control (see below) - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Gear Control (footswitch) - toggle b/t 1st & 2nd gear (when amp set to 1st gear) or b/t 2nd & 3rd (when amp set to 3rd gear
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Mullard EL34s, Tung Sol EL34Bs, or Sovtek KT88s


Competition - Same as Quick Rod but single channel, more tube options and 50w
50 watts - w/ half power switch (triode/pentode)
Single Channel (overdrive) - solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode, 3 gear modes
Gears - 1st - Hot Rod Plexi, 2nd - Hot Rod 800, 3rd - Super Hot Rod 800
3 Button Footswitch - Gear control (see below) - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Gear Control (footswitch) - toggle b/t 1st & 2nd gear (when amp set to 1st gear) or b/t 2nd & 3rd (when amp set to 3rd gear
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Mullard EL34s, Tung Sol EL34Bs, or Sovtek KT88s


SuperStock - Same as Quick Rod but classic voiced with less saturation
100 watts - w/ half power switch (triode/pentode)
Channel 1 (clean) - independent EQ with added mid control and gain controls
Channel 2 (overdrive) - solo boost, OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Clean/Overdrive - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformer - Heyboer
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of Mullard EL34s, Tung Sol EL34Bs


Street Rod - brand new combo
40 watt 1-12 combo - w/ half power switch
Channel 1 (clean) - independent EQ and volume controls
Channel 2 (overdrive) - Three position mode switch, solo boost,
OD1 (rhythm) /OD2 (lead) mode
3 Button Footswitch - #1 Clean/Overdrive - #2 OD1/OD2 - #3 Solo Boost
Transformers - Heyboer
Speaker - Splawn Small Block
Series Effects Loop - w/ true-bypass and adjustable +4db/-10db switch
Impedance Selector - 4/8/16 ohms
Main Voltage Selector - 100, 120, 220, 230V
Tubes - Choice of EL34, EL34B
weight 65 lbs Dim W 25.5" H 21" D 11"


OPTIONS

Tolex Color
Black, White, Vintage White, Red, Purple, Orange, Boa, Green, Cocoa, Blue, Silver


Piping Color
Gold, Silver, White, Black

Grill Cloth
Black basket weave, Cane basket weave, White basket weave, Salt & Pepper basket weave

Headshell Style
Plexi (thin), "800 style" (thick), Pro Mod, Nitro, Super Stock, Super Comp

Front Panel
Plexi, "800 style", "800 style" w/ grill cloth, "Classic style" (competition/prostock only), Superstock mesh cut-out, Mesh cut-out,

Lexan cutout (clear, colored or custom)

Control Panel
Silver, Gold, White, Black (Nitro only)

Control Knobs
Silver, Gold, Black Chickenhead, White Chickenhead


Cabs

412 Cab
3/4" 13 ply baltic birch plywood
Metal handles and connector plate w/ 1/4" and locking 1/4" jacks
Wired for stereo and mono operation
High-quality push-in casters w/ rubber feet
Rear-loaded (front-loaded option available)
Closed back
Available in straight, traditional slant, or hybrid slant [more info]
29.5" tall 29.5" wide 14" deep


212 Cab
3/4" 13 ply baltic birch plywood
Metal handles and connector plate w/ 1/4" and locking 1/4" jacks
Wired for mono operation
Rubber feet
Rear-loaded
Closed back
Available in horizontal or straight
20" tall 29.5" wide 14" deep


212 Over-sized
3/4" 13 ply baltic birch plywood
Metal handles and connector plate w/ 1/4" and locking 1/4" jacks
Wired for mono operation
High-quality push-in casters w/ rubber feet
Rear-loaded
Closed or open back
24" tall 29.5" wide 12" deep



Speakers
- made by Eminence

Big Block
Similar to a G12H30 Heritage
60 watts, 16 ohms

Small Block
Similar to a G12M Heritage
55 watts, 16 ohms





(Scott Splawn no longer modifies Marshalls. They are seen however in used gear posts.)


Update as of 12/13/11:

Scott is not longer building the Oversized cabs.
Warehouseguitarspeakers.com has also been commissioned to build speakers for Scott.
A small form factor 'Mini' head is in the works.
There is a rumor of a Nitro/Quick Rod type amp called the 'Eliminator'

Update as of 04/26/12

Scott is also now sourcing Classic Tone trannies in addition to Heyboer.



Update 04/27/12: New Super Sport

Fresh off the Splawn forum:




Quote by Ayton(e)
The specs from Brian:

Introducing the new Splawn Super Sport 1X12 35w. Combo amp! Comes with dual channel,shared EQ,FX loop,Foot switchable overdrive boost, clean channel is like a fender circuit, and the overdrive is like a stock Plexi. Vintage 30 Celestion, weighs 45lbs, dimensions are—
price—$1650.00
Never thought I'd see the day a Splawn came with a stock V30.

http://splawnfans.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=news&action=display&thread=9116
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From Splawnguitars dot com


The single channel Competition in white.



The modern voiced Nitro in Z28 stripes



Teh Quickrod



Pro Mod




SuperStock




CABS


212 oversized - salt n pepper on black



212 black on black




Custom 4x12s



4x12 in white


NEW COMBO - The Street Rod




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Prototype Mini Headshell



UG'rs with Splawns

Erock503
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Erock503/music/
(that amp below used to belong to Eric before he sold to MatrixClaw)


MatrixClaw
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/MatrixClaw/music/ (Sick!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjwXrW4KyBk


MESAexplorer
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/MESAexplorer/
in stereo (Quickrod on left)


311zoso
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/311ZOSOVHJH/
bunch of different tone test from low gain to high gain


BOZCSC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFEd342t5Ig


who else has a Splawn?


Additional Clips (more added later)


Awesome Nitro vs Quick Rod comparison by Windsen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI6nByP68cQ


list from Khoifish
http://splawnguitars.com/Nitroclip.mp3
http://splawnguitars.com/Nitro%20KT77%20HOD.mp3
http://splawnguitars.com/Nitro%20KT...dForTheGods.mp3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laslLTIPnCo


Great Resource:

off home page
http://splawnguitars.com/clips.htm


Great Resource:

Lots of stuff in here
http://www.nme.com/video/id/RaqU36oLDIQ/search/splawn


Great Resource:

http://netmusicians.org/?search=splawn
(see Er


DSTaylor 80's metal on QR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHbb6mYM8tY



MOST RECENT FINDS



Stuck Mojo - I'm American (I think both guitarists are using Nitros or Quick Rods.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD-t6tcBji4

Killswitch Engage used Splawn Nitros on the 2010 tour as well as their last album.

Godsmack are also using Splawn

Recent Filter show (you can see a Splawn toward the end)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XleThXomas


Stuff from Blackoz (fortress66) Quickrod - Guns n Roses cover band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_vkPpPUv8A


Fireflight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8npv...feature=related

Carl Roa - Satch tones on a Nitro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV1xWPOWJXA

Protest the Hero - using a Nitro on latest album
http://splawnfans.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=news&action=display&thread=8421

Stryper was seen on stage with a Splawn


Nitro


Nitro - this recent clip by Carl Roa is noice!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV1xWPOWJXA

Great Nitro demo by FastRedPonyCar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkXopfsEDoo

shreddy stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV1xWPOWJXA

first Nitro clip ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFEd342t5Ig

FastRedPonyCar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laslLTIPnCo

Erock503
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Erock503/music/

Adam D's Nitro live and Bubbastain
http://netmusicians.org/?search=splawn+nitro


Quick Rod Clean and Crunch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv5Nb9_YFxw

Here is a recent Quick Rod clip by khoifish. Yummy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8A0uam6CEM

Nitro n Quick Rod by Laura Miller from Fools Crown (valvequeen.com)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1MQD5JWR14

Quick Rod n Nitro in stereo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRCWoYg9y0M


Shadow...

Quote by shadow__666
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be7eKhOurfg

Both guitarists use Splawn Pro Mods.



Ola rocks the Quick Rod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmkjkarGTQ4


I just found this. This is a good QR demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFjKOpXLlRM


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Just found this. Splawn Destroyer?






Quote by RigTalk dude

Correct dude! In the pic with all 3 Splawns The "Destroyer" Lo Sag is centered, yes I dubbed it that Heres a close up and Splawn did a FIRST of Black Gator front and back panel never before done by Splawn, I wanted a GATOR-STYLE front face JCM800 style concept, and I sent Scott the Gator lol!! Brian who handles the cosemetic tolexing is a genious and the Splawn amps are basically like buying your own Customshop masterpiece!



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Reviews:


Harmoney Central Reviews
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/brand/Splawn


Info from nzguitars.com----------

http://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5918

The Quick Rod uses EL34s, which is a sound that most of us are very familiar with. For a standard mids-rich Marshall-esque rock sound, the Quick Rod is the way to go. The Quick Rod is rated at 100w, though measurements taken by Clarry proved the 100w rating to be rather conservative.

The Pro Mod uses KT88s, which increases the output, and also adds more top-end and bottom-end. The KT88s make the amp louder, and more aggressive. The Pro Mod is rated at 120w not going to post here what the max output Clarry measured on this one was, but the figure was enough to make him utter an expletive.

Half-Power Switch: Not a pentode/triode switch, but a more classic arrangement of simply cutting out 2 power valves, which is a very effective way of slightly reducing the volume and aggression, and increasing your ability to wind the power section up.

Switch a 3-notch click switch on the front panel which selects 3. Gear 1 is modded-Plexis, which is very convincing less gain and bottom-end, more of the classic upper-mids and a nice top-end bite. Gear 2 is my favourite classic JCM800 with smoother gain and thick, sustaining chords. Gear 3 is hot-rodded JCM800 territory, with more gain and bite on the top-end, still retaining full definition. Even at max gain settings, the gain never gets over the top. Scott Splawn is a guitarist himself and knows that a lot of modern high-gain amps have gain controls that get pretty unusable when turned up over halfway not so with the Splawns

Having tried modified Marshalls (Voodoo etc) and other amps based on the JCM800 (Bogner Ecstasy, Roccaforte HG100 etc), I can honestly say that Scott Splawn builds some of the finest amps in this style ever!

To put it succinctly, these amps are where Marshall should have gone after the JCM800 series.

The sheer power and volume of these amps is amazing anyone who's ever cranked the power section of a JCM800 2203 will know what I mean. That massive power section makes everything tight and articulate, no matter how much gain you're using.
Case in point: last night, while demoing the amp to a friend, suddenly the amp cutout we checked the connections everywhere, to discover that the palm-muted powerchords he had been playing had actually blown the speaker lead right out of the back of the Matamp 4x12 cabinet!

Where Splawns own sound comes into play is the preamp section. Smooth and almost liquid, with incredible sustain, and yet no sign of the buzzy, raspy gain that many high-gain amps exhibit. When you combine this with the classic JCM800-style poweramp section, it's absolutely amazing: clear, tight and defined, with great sustain and chord definition. No ugly frequencies or buzzy preamp gain, just a perfect interaction between the pre and power stages.


MatrixClaw on Comp vs Super Comp


I haven't tried either one of those Splawns, but I wish I still had my Nitro. I'm assuming you just like single channel amps? If I base my opinions on both off of the Quickrod and Nitro, the Super Comp is going to have a bigger, tight, lowend for metal and have a lot of low mids; to be honest, I never really played around with mine for anything other than cleans and high gain, so I have no idea how it sounds on mid-low gain. The Pro Mod is going to be brighter sounding with more high mids and more of a cutting lead tone than a smooth lead tone, a little less gain and voiced a little more vintagey. I really don't know how they'll react as far as clean tones go as they are only single channel, but the Nitro has much better cleans than the Quickrod.


REVIEWS - Comparison to EVH 5153 head as I was wondering


MatrixClaw on Quickrod vs Nitro vs 5153
Well, I've never played a Quickrod and it's been a while since I've tried the 5153, but going off of what I've heard and what I remember, the Quickrod's clean channel isn't as good as the Nitro's and the 5153 is much more of a lead amp.

You can coax rhythms out of the 5153, but they're not going to sound anywhere as aggressive as either of the Splawns will.

The Nitro, imo, had as good of cleans as the 5153 does, and it had the ability to be aggressive or smooth for leads and rhythms. I really never tried it for anything other than cleans and hard rock/metal though, so I can't really comment on its versatility, but I did use it with my Strat which had single coils and it could still pull off metal tones.

If I had the option again, I would definitely take the Nitro over the 5153.
Derek

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Eroc503

hey bro, haven't played a 5150III, only heard clips. Supposedly a good sounding amp, but like you said, doesn't hold a candle to Splawn build quality. Just comparing clips I've heard of it, doesn't have the low mid thump of the nitro, and doesn't have the upper mid growl of the QR. I think they do their niche better, but it depends what you want. I think the 5150III is more versatile than either Splawn head. sounds like it can cover much more ground.

Have you played the 5150III yet? Just from what I hear in clips, it sounds more voiced around the mids and upper mids. The Quickrod was like that for me, the Nitro was the only one that really could nail a modern metal tone IMO. I was using a 7 string though too, so that may affect what they can do.

I like both heads better than the Nitro for rock tones and mid snarl however. What are you mainly looking for?


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Mesa Explorer

The quickrod is very similar to the 5153. I would say they both share the early Van Halen tone, the 5153 doing it a little better, however, the quickrod does have a more layered harmonic range, while the 5153 can just sound thicker.

I'd say if you were playing more classic rock the quickrod on gears 1 and 2 does a better plexi type drive than the 5153, but on gear 3 it's a bit more modern than the 5153 but without as much bass.

As far as build quality goes, it's going to be quickrod all the way. Retaining value, again, the quickrod.

Playing at bedroom volumes...this can be tricky. With the volume all the way down it still has a little volume to it. Not too much but, more than I can use with my room right under my parents room at night. You can buy yellow-jackets and run it on the 50watt mode and basically have an 18 watter.

I prefer the sound of the Quickrod with a Strat and Les Paul, but nothing too modern. Just takes away from the vintage feel it has.

Roughly, I would say if you're going for Van Halen from the pre-section, Tool, Alternative, or 90's metal, extreme clarity and dynamics the 5153

For AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen from the power section, extremely full, unforgiving, best lead guitar amp in the world, the quickrod.


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****** on Quickrod
I also have a splawn modded marshall 1087x plexi. It does most of the same tones & it is cool looking in the small head shell. I needed to get rid of something . Splawn build quality is awesome & cust service is great. I just picked up a marshall 50 watt jvm. I like the tone a lot. It can get a little more modern & it has a ton of gain. It sounds more like a marshall. The splawn sounds close to marshall but it has its own voicing for sure. It has this angry sound coming from the upper mids that is a little different. The marshall has a more sweet bark in the mids instead of an angry snarl, if that makes any sense. The splawn is also very tight. It does not have a ton of gain but it is all clear and articulate. Not much saturation at all. I like the voicing of the jvm better but you need to keep the gain lower. The splawn clips on you tube sound great, but the jvm clips that I have heard suck. Try to play a QR and bring a od pedal too. The amp sounds good at noon on all controls. This amp is very picky about speakers, it sounds like ass with V30's. It sounds good thrue a marshall cab with g12 75's imo... Good luck , -----------------------
friend*


reseller in UK (good reviews with clips)
http://www.splawnamps.co.uk/index.html

note from Scott about modding Marshalls
http://www.musicianshotline.com/archive/tech/mod_marshall.htm

comparison of Engl Powerball to Splawn Quickrod
http://bbs.espguitars.com/archive/index.php/t-1760.html

comparison of Bogner Ecstacy and Quickrod
http://www.todayaq.com/guitar/guitar-5396.html

interesting wooden shell and cabs (check out the users Rig Room Album -wow)
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2738300350055180719EsKZtH
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took you long enough, I was gonna make a group cause there isn't one.

make it private membership only, although I couldn't join cause I don't own one (yet)

you ought to give a link to the splawn site.

and give the specs on all the amps
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
Last edited by Bostonrocks at Feb 12, 2009,
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Scott is a SUPER cool guy, and makes very high quality gear. I like his stuff a lot.

Highly recommend, for guys who are looking for a pissed off modded Marshall tone that rips.
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Yes, Scott builds some amazing amps. You can feel it when it comes out of the box and finally connects with your guitar.


I've pinged Derek, Eric, and MesaEx to see if they would get in here and offer up pics/clips/reviews


I'm still a nub when it comes to Splawn as I just got it. If anyone else has one or has a question about them please speak up.

glad you guys like it so far.......


311's




MatrixClaw




(for those that don't know when MatrixClaw got his Splawn Nitro he was banned so I had to do his NAD for him ....how gay is that? He doesn't have his Nitro anymore but this is the man responsible for my splawn gas.


MESAexplorer




mike.h



Khoifish




timzee117




Shabadoo

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sweet job 311

EDIT: hey Zach, sorry for going after you like that.


I want a Competition again now
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
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#11
reserved**********


^yep

Scott Splawn is a savior.

*I was on the fence with some things but talking to him thru email solidified my thoughts!





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You gotta see this

interesting wooden shell and cabs (check out the users Rig Room Album -wow)
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2738300350055180719EsKZtH

Would the owner of this rig please come forward!


..
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I wanna play a Splawn
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Question...
So can splawn handle High gain music? Let's say bands like Chimaira, As blood runs black, Machine head, Born of Osiris etc.
But without the use of an OD. So the tone comes primarily from the amp?

Just a question i'm wondering because i can't seem to find anything about them playing modern metal/hardcore. If so, which would you suggest?
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That Nitro in the Z28 stripes did me in.

Edit: It's worthy of a larger pic btw.
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Quote by BC_Warlock
Question...
So can splawn handle High gain music? Let's say bands like Chimaira, As blood runs black, Machine head, Born of Osiris etc.
But without the use of an OD. So the tone comes primarily from the amp?

Just a question i'm wondering because i can't seem to find anything about them playing modern metal/hardcore. If so, which would you suggest?

You tell me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFEd342t5Ig
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Good thread 311.

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That Quickrod looks rather homosexual.


I like how you say that with conviction - with a Steve Vai avatar. Palm of face needed.

Or just a good joke.

I stand by the Vai comment anyway.
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#23
Quote by BC_Warlock
Question...
So can splawn handle High gain music? Let's say bands like Chimaira, As blood runs black, Machine head, Born of Osiris etc.
But without the use of an OD. So the tone comes primarily from the amp?

Just a question i'm wondering because i can't seem to find anything about them playing modern metal/hardcore. If so, which would you suggest?


The Splawn nitro would be ideal for that kind of stuff. Personally I like the Quickrod, which is known as basically a JCM on roids, smooth gain, middy, pretty normal marshall tone... does death metal very well because it cuts though like crazy.
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My Nitro was originally Erock's just in case you didn't know

I think I did some clips of it, not sure! I shall check!


*edit* Yup, the song marked "Eh..." on my profile

I also have a video uploaded on YouTube of the cleans here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjwXrW4KyBk
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I'm not offended but I do like his mission statment, it's part of the reason is CS is so amazing imo.


but my question, Competition quickrod or nitro? I really really like the in your face umph and grind of the nitro but I want great plexi sounds to which one is for me?
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^Thanks Derek


I put the Mission Statement in here to demonstrate the man's passion. xwearesinking - I see what you are saying, it can catch someone off gaurd.


MESAexplorer - Quick Rod



Khoifish321 - Nitro



311ZOSO - Quick Rod



Erock503 - (add Eric's)


Brett - I don't know. The Nitro certainly has more saturation and modern voice. That clips that was just linked is killer. The main reason I went with a Quick Rod is:

1.) less expensive
2.) I was sold on the gears
3.) There are more of them
4.) Most of what I like/can play is Marshall based I guess
5.) Wants Nitro

I think the key would be to go find the heaviest In Your Face clip you can find of a Qrod and if you like that- then you will have everything in one amp including a clean channel that you don't want (on the latter versions). Some would claim that the clean channel takes away from the some of the snarl of the earlier 3 preamp versions fwiw.

I read on the splawn forums that the '09s will have a volume sweep control on the back panel that is tied to the effects loop.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Feb 28, 2009,
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I read that also 311 about the quickrod, I think it'll have enough gain it just doesn't seem to have the meat, but I do know I'm more of a vintage marshall guy so the Qrod or Comp will be best I think
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#31
I'm Getting My Nitro Monday!!!

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I must say, I had a Splawn OS 212, but I traded it for an Orange PPC212. I'm not a traitor, am I? I loved the cab, but it really wasn't for me! Through my Marshall 2203KK, it sounded verrrry open, but I prefer more of a hard rock compressed tone which the Orange can achieve.

the Splawn had THE highest quality build I have EVER seem in a guitar cab. Nothing comes close to the build quality of Splawn!!!!!
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#34
Quote by BC_Warlock
Question...
So can splawn handle High gain music? Let's say bands like Chimaira, As blood runs black, Machine head, Born of Osiris etc.
But without the use of an OD. So the tone comes primarily from the amp?

Just a question i'm wondering because i can't seem to find anything about them playing modern metal/hardcore. If so, which would you suggest?


Don't mean to burst into your thread, but the one guitarist from Inhale Exhale uses a Nitro. They are a fairly popular metalcore band with a fairly heavy sound.

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It's unfortunate that UG won't appreciate Splawn much because all they know here is Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Peavey, and Line 6


What they don't realize is that Splawn does the Marshall sound better than Marshall!
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^I love that clip. I'll beef up the clips page when I get more time.


^true dat....I want to spread the word. Lead time for a new amp is already approaching 4 months so the way to go is used imo. There are quite a few for sale on the Splawn forum too.


Necro - you are allowed in my threads anytime brother.


Speaking of cabs - I had the opportunity to buy an Oversized Matching Splawn cab from the dude I bought the head from but I didin't have all my funds together and f'd around and he sold it to a friend instead.




that said, I really like my closed back Avatar. Heritage 30 and Classic Lead 80.
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#38
After 311's thread I've been GASing for a Quickrod... only thing to do is save now.
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#39
After hearing clips of the Nitro I wanna save up some money for one when I start gigging. It sounds so heavy but so articulate. SICK!

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Quote by BC_Warlock
Question...
So can splawn handle High gain music? Let's say bands like Chimaira, As blood runs black, Machine head, Born of Osiris etc.
But without the use of an OD. So the tone comes primarily from the amp?

Just a question i'm wondering because i can't seem to find anything about them playing modern metal/hardcore. If so, which would you suggest?


Nitro. Splawn Nitro rips over any Marshall/Mesa at any sort of metal.

http://splawnguitars.com/Nitroclip.mp3
http://splawnguitars.com/Nitro%20KT77%20HOD.mp3
http://splawnguitars.com/Nitro%20KT77%20FoodForTheGods.mp3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laslLTIPnCo


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That Quickrod looks rather homosexual.


How so? It's red, not pink if that's what you are thinking. Red looks absolutely phenomenal on some amps, and this is one of them!


Here's a pic of my former cab, I kind of wish I kept it to match with the Nitro! Oh well, I've always wanted an Orange cab!

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Last edited by Khoifish321 at Feb 12, 2009,